Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Architectural shapes, rouge, neon


This café is quite well-known and situated on the corner right in front of Place St-Michel. I snapped this photo on a previous visit for the obvious qualities:

  • Architectural shapes

  • Neon sign

  • Rouge!

  • Des fleurs

When you pop out of the Métro Saint-Michel this lovely café is there to greet you!

Café Le Depart-Saint Michel
1, boulevard Saint Michel



28 comments:

Alexa said...

VERY well captured, Genie! The neon sign really pops against those red flowers.

martinealison said...

Un très beau contraste avec les géraniums qui doivent briller sous les feux des néons la nuit...
Bisous

Suzi said...

Dear Genie, you are there!!!!Wonderful - i wish I could meet you here for a cafè o lait.
I have just looked on the map and seen where this is in reference to me. I am staying in an apartment on Rue deRegard, very close to the Luxemburg gardens....can't wait!

Dianne said...

Bonjour Genie = I know this cafe well and when I dream of being in Paris, I imagine myself sitting right there with a cafe crema - soaking up the ambiance.
xx

Julie said...

Tis a wonderful composition, Genie. The flowers are not quite up to that standard in the boxes this year thus far. I promised a post on planter boxes for a friend and have not found enough as yet. There are some magnificent bed plantings though. Jardin de Luxe is still a bit under planted which surprised me yesterday.

Cezar and Léia said...

The perfection!
I love those flowers, the red is so intense!
Léia

Rob and Mandy said...

One of my old haunts, when I was studying in the area, aeons ago.
Thank for liking the EYE! Photo reworked with a free little program called Luminance HDR, and enhanced with Picasa. I used them for the seagull on my Barcelona blog as well.

BillDixon said...

SAINT...picture taken by a saint...Saint Genie. Hope you're having too much fun.

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

The abundance of flowers up there is amazing.
I see that you are probably in Paris by now. Hope you have a fabulous time! Looking forward to the photos!

chezsasha said...

Paris is probably so lovely this time of year. Ah, I am a bit jealous...

Malyss said...

Pretty welcome when you get out of the subway!

Virginia said...

This looks familiar but I can't quite place it! Love the rouge. Having fun yet? :)
V

Rob-bear said...

C'est très, très bien, Genie.

J'aime le rouge, mais ou sont le blanc at bleu?

Aesthetic Alterations said...

I hope you're having a fabulous time!

Randy said...

What wonderful color!

Deborah said...

Love the contrast of having a small clutch of a pink-and-white striped variety in with the red.

Starman said...

And the food isn't bad, either.

Loree said...

It is indeed lovely and i especially love the red geraniums.

Picturit said...

Nice composition the flowers really lift the image and soften the hard lines and edges.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Well, we left the apartment at 8am and we ran the streets of Paris for almost 11 hours, came home to change clothes and head out for dinner at Hier et Aujourd'Hui (17th arr.)

Now it is 12:15am and we have had enough for the day, three museums, 2 carousels, 2 churches, and hundreds of other photos later!

Thank you for your kind comments and I have taken pictures of bears and shoes and food and patisseries... thinking about what my readers might want to see.

Tomorrow is another full day but we will take some time to visit with friends...

A bientot (no accents marks on the laptop!)
Genie

suzanneberry said...

you have an incredible eye! i've said it before and i'll probably have to say it again, your blog is a joy to visit!

Richard said...

Magnifiques géraniums! C'est, en effet, le rouge qui fait tout le charme de cette photo. Rouge, couleur de l'amour...
Bienvenue à Paris, Genie!

Viennese Girl Vreni said...

These "fleurs" are so caracteristic for Paris!!!

TheChieftess said...

Love this photo...great composition!!!

Sounds like you had a wild and crazy day!!!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

I think you have a special eye - to notice these things - these beautiful, wonderful things! Thank you - and rouge, rouge, rouge!

Alexandre said...

Hello. A lovely café yes but cost is expensive. I come here only to buy books.

elsa said...

Another really lovely picture!
I like the fact that we don't see the whole sign. We can dream more and keep our imagination up! We can't see everything, so What is it next to what we see?

Kate said...

Just saw Shell Sherree's painting of your photo ... well-done, both of you!